Month: September 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers reviewed the use of prescription cannabinoids for reducing pain, spasticity, and nausea and vomiting and any potential side effects. Medical cannabinoids have been prescribed to help alleviate many symptoms of illnesses. Some illnesses include arthritis, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and glaucoma. Due to incorrect information presented
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Today, September 10, 2018, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Today is about promoting an understanding about suicide, spreading awareness on how to prevent suicide, and providing support for individuals who have attempted or thought about attempting suicide, and those who have lost a loved one to suicide. What
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Stress disorders affect many other body functions, including neural networks that have an impact on immune function. Researchers used a national Swedish registry to identify whether stress disorders are associated with subsequent autoimmune disease. Large stressors in life are inevitable and most individuals are exposed to them at
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a study published in Hypertension, researchers analyzed the relationship between pregnancy weight gain before a preeclampsia diagnosis and the onset of the condition. Preeclampsia is a condition in pregnant women that is marked by high blood pressure and can be dangerous to the mother and her baby.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Intermittent fasting comes in various forms and is gaining popularity as a weight-loss diet. Researchers reviewed studies on intermittent fasting to determine its efficacy for weight loss and other benefits on the body. Intermittent fasting is practiced in many religions and cultures. In the Western culture, in which
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in Neurology, researchers investigated whether there is a relationship between type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a medical condition characterized by a lack of or impaired activity of insulin, a hormone that is responsible for reducing sugar levels
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study of twins, researchers investigated the effects of long-term exercise habits on muscle health and overall physical fitness. Many studies show that regular physical exercise has multiple health benefits and reduces the risk of death. We also know that physical health is influenced by both
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group undertook an international prospective study to determine the links between BMI and breast cancer risk.   Although a higher body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat composition, is associated with an increased risk of many kinds of cancer, it is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Heart surgery is an effective treatment for patients with severe heart disease, but can sometimes result in long-term illness or even death. Relatively simple pre-surgery preparations can reduce the risks of these negative outcomes. Heart surgery is currently the best treatment for patients with severe heart disease. It
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in The Lancet Psychiatry investigated the occurrence of major depression in older populations and the possible factors affecting it. One in five people is expected to experience a major depressive disorder sometime during their life. While older people have similar rates of remission and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in Neurology researchers explored the relationship between estrogen, testosterone, and migraines in men. One in seven people worldwide suffers from recurrent migraines – debilitating, pulsing headaches and extreme sensitivity to light and sound, which can be accompanied by a variety of symptoms. Although
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Tai chi, an ancient martial art form, has multiple health benefits for the elderly and may be the key to improved health care for the older population. Tai chi is a form of exercise originating in China. The martial art is all-encompassing, engaging the mind and body simultaneously.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent press release from the American Diabetes Association addressed using a dual-hormone releasing artificial pancreas to treat people with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes, characterized simply, is a disease that affects the glucose levels so that patients are prone to complications related to imbalanced blood sugar levels. A
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] There is no medical test that can predict if someone will develop dementia. A recent study investigated if people with a thinner retina were more likely to develop dementia. Dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease are a major cause of disability and death in older adults. Currently, there is
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